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DHagar
DHagar
3/3/2016 12:46:43 PM
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Re: Europe
@Mike, that makes sense.

Great point on our familiarity with technology.  It truly is a US product so we see it as making life better and are accustomed to it - with Google, et al!  Wait til they unleash the self-driving cars!

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
3/3/2016 10:41:39 AM
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Europe
In light of the Snowden leaks, I think European countries are being extra cautious in regards to keeping an eye on large US corporations. Privacy is a big deal, but maybe we're alll used to having Google keep track of most everything we do here in the US. (Somewhat joking)

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DHagar
DHagar
3/2/2016 4:13:57 PM
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Re: Brazil
@vnewman, absolutely - they become a test case.  I guess that is the risk in the international markets where you are the leader.

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vnewman
vnewman
3/2/2016 3:21:35 PM
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Re: Brazil
I mean, in a way, I feel bad for FB if this is the treatment they receive based soley on the fact there isn't another social media giant that can compete.  That's really not their fault, so should they be penalized for it?

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vnewman
vnewman
3/2/2016 3:21:30 PM
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Re: Brazil
I mean, in a way, I feel bad for FB if this is the treatment they receive based soley on the fact there isn't another social media giant that can compete.  That's really not their fault, so should they be penalized for it?

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DHagar
DHagar
3/2/2016 2:28:30 PM
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Re: Brazil
ms.akkineni, good points in that the conflict between governments and consumers on privacy are going to become a growing issue, and may cross international borders.  A standard of universal acceptance, from which each country could further build upon, would provide some guidance and direction - thus security to all players as to where the lines are.

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DHagar
DHagar
3/2/2016 2:24:21 PM
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Re: Brazil
vnewman, you may be right in the line of thinking that FB's practices result in a monopoly.

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DHagar
DHagar
3/2/2016 2:22:13 PM
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Re: Brazil
@vnewman, great info and update - thanks!

Thoughts on anti-trust:  yes, I agree about the special obligations.  So my thoughts on anti-trust is they are interpreting any "unfair" conditions that give FB an advantage; which is either a restraint on full competition or a target against the practices specifically of FB, due to their view that it works against their markets and/or other companies.  I am thinking it appears to be more the latter in that they seem to be targeting FB.

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vnewman
vnewman
3/2/2016 2:20:54 PM
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Re: Brazil
Futher, the argument goes something like this: if users had more "social media" options to choose from, they may not opt to agree to FB's privacy terms.  But since they are the only game in town, they force user's hands to agree because they are a monopoly and thus, it becomes an Anti-Trust issue.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
3/2/2016 2:05:36 PM
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Re: Brazil
@DHagar:

Setting up an 'International Standard' sounds very adequate looking at what we are witnessing with Apple Vs Gov fiasco. It is certain that Government is going to come up with more scrutinized policies for data governance and privacy. The need will only be multiplied as we go forward.

@Mike: Interesting to know about the arrest incident of Facebook exec in Germany. I would say these kind of incidents would become more common now.

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